Pathogens of zoonotic and biological importance in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus): Seroprevalence in an agro-system population in France

Mónica G. Candela, Emmanuel Serrano, Julie Sevila, Luis León, María Rosa Caro, Hélène Verheyden

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    Abstract

    Antibody prevalence for several infectious and parasitic diseases in a population of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) inhabiting a mixed agricultural landscape (south of France) has been analyzed. Serological analyses with ELISA in 245 animals captured from 2008 to 2012 has been performed. We found a high prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (46.4%), Chlamydophila abortus (17.27%) and Coxiella burnetii (11.26%) compared to other studies in Europe. Seroprevalence varied strongly among years for T. gondii (27-91%), C. abortus (0-42%) and C. burnetii (0-27%). T. gondii prevalence was lower in juvenile females, compared to juvenile males and adults of both sexes. Other pathogens had low prevalences: Neospora caninum (1.56%), Bovine herpesvirus 1 (1.17%, 2008/09; 1.1%, 2010/11), Mycoplasma agalactiae (1.45%, 2009/10), Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (0.9%) and Slow viruses (CAEV-MVV) (0.15%, 2008/10; 0%, 2011/12). Antibodies to bluetongue virus and pestiviruses were not found in any individual. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)254-259
    JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
    Volume96
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

    Keywords

    • Bluetongue virus
    • Border disease virus
    • Bovine herpesvirus 1
    • Bovine viral diarrhea
    • Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus-Maedi visna virus
    • Chlamydophila abortus
    • Coxiella burnetii
    • Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
    • Mycoplasma agalactiae
    • Neospora caninum
    • Toxoplasma gondii

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